Moon When the Plums are Scarlet

"Moon When the Plums are Scarlet" This is one of the poetic names for the September moon. It's also known as the "Corn Moon." The October moon will be the "Harvest Moon" this year, but this full moon, hanging close to the horizon, also reminds us of what is completed...

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Of Trees and Memories

A Prayer Bench Guest Post By Rosemary Ingraham, Arrowwood Alberta   This sunny Sunday afternoon, I’m sitting on my deck, under the canopy of my mountain ash tree, while being serenaded by any number of songbirds. When my husband and I were married, 49 years ago today,...

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Summer Soul 2017

Welcome to Summer Soul 2017 Thank you for registering for Summer Soul. It is a package so full of resources to inspire and nurture your soul in summer that it overflowed. Below are the extras! I hope you enjoy the package and the extras here. Please "Leave a reply"...

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I Remember the Laughter

It was on an Easter Sunday, 1972 I believe and Grant United Church, my home church, the little church by the Lake, saw a rather large confirmation class lined up along the front of the church. There were four of us. We had memorized the shorter catechism — and knew a...

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Such Great Hope is Spring

Guest Post by Linda Atkinson Linda Atkinson lives in Hardwood Lands, Nova Scotia. From her home there, and influenced by her years as a camping enthusiast and recreation professional, she enjoys observing and playing in the natural world. Late last spring, from my...

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Candlemas Day

When you wake on February 2, you are 40 days from Christmas. You might think it is Groundhog Day, but alongside this celebration of forecasting hope or gloom, it is also Candlemas. Candlemas is very old tradition rooted in the visit of Mary and Joseph to the Temple...

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As often happens, I was looking for something else when I discovered Andy Warhol's visual re-imagining of The Last Supper. His work on this theme were among the last of his visual art career.             Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper...

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Prayer Bench Reading Group

Prayer Bench Reading Group
5 members

Giving attention to the spiritual life through reading and reflecting. Our present subject is "spiritual memoir."

Books we plan to read

Memoir of Old Elizabeth, a Coloured Woman and Other Testimonies of Women Slaves
Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation
The Boston Girl
The Snow Leopard

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